The jury of the 58th Grammy Awards named the album For One To Love by vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant the Best Jazz Vocal Album of the past year, while Past Present, the album by guitarist John Scofield received the award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.
Maria Schneider received the award in two categories. Her orchestra’s album The Thompson Fields was named Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album while her song Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime), released on David Bowie’s compilation album Nothing Has Changed was awarded in the category Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals.
Double Bassist Christian McBride performed the Best Improvised Jazz Solo of the past year in the composition Cherokee, released on the live album by his trio, recorded at the Village Vanguard.
Other winners in categories other then jazz are the American singer Lalah Hathaway who won the a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song Little Ghetto Boy, while Snarky Puppy received the award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Two years ago, Lalah Hathaway and Snarky Puppy won a Grammy together for Best R&B Performance.
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn won Grammy for Best Folk Album and vocalist Angelique Kidjo from Benin won her third Grammy for Best World Music Album, the same category she won in last year.
In the category Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media, drummer and composer Antonio Sanchez won a Grammy for his compositions for the film Birdman. For the music he composed for Alejandro Iñárritu’s movie, Sanchez was nominated for the Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and the Oscar, but eventually had to leave the Oscar race due to a disqualification, because the soundtrack for this movie contains around 30 min of non original music, in this case classical compositions, which is contrary to the rules of the above mentioned award.